Already closed | 1h 30m | West Village

Pomegrenade

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Confusing, Slow, Clever, Edgy

About the show

The Arctic Group's world-premiere production explores the global refugee crises through a retelling of the Greek myth of Persephone. More…

Persephone is abducted to the underworld, but the place isn't really what she expected. Meanwhile, Hades has his own problems, especially with the memory archive at capacity with all the refugees pouring into the world of the dead. Part of IRT Theater's 3B Development Series, 'Pomegrenade' examines the trauma we inflict upon ourselves and the importance of maintaining the vitality of memories.

1h 30m | Already closed | IRT Theater (West Village)


September 26th, 2017
“'Pomegrenade's' thoughtful script gives new life to its ancient source material, its characters equally mythic and relatable. Brimming with idealism but limited in scope, Lincoln’s 'Persephone' embodies our concern and frustration as privileged bystanders, and we share in her journey from passiv...
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September 28th, 2017
"The text has a sound synchronicity between the Greek story and its contemporary component: the refugee crisis seems like a logical if tragic repercussion to the acts of the gods...and the stories blend together well. The play's monologues, though, drift and sway too liberally. While they are per...
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October 4th, 2017
“As Hermes, Galanes helps set the soulful, sorrowful mood with her haunting vocals. Composer and vocal director Emily Krause’s haunting minor chords underscore the sense of loneliness and trauma that runs through the play...Xia and her team most powerfully capture this sense of disorientation and...
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